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NHS is generally an ok employer. Depending on what Band you are. Time off is good and great perks such as sick pay, maternity pay etc. can be long hours at times
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Stressful work place

You'll find it hard trying to get a day off but as expected the nhs is struggling don't think you get paid enough for what you deal with people on a salary are usually over worked and don't get any credit for it
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  • Sense of belonging
  • Trust in colleagues

Totally rewarding

The hardest job I’ve ever done emotionally but the reward of helping people in their darkest hour and working with great people is great and although some days can be long and stressful the good days outweigh the bad

Pros

Making a difference

Cons

Long hours
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Great

Pretty enjoyable, good employer… happy where I am, still have the flexibility to work from home, which is a big plus due to the price of parking which is extremely expensive

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Long hours
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Busy but the good kind

It’s not for the light hearted! But met some lovely people and rewarding job! Enjoyed it! Was very full on and all hands on deck. Understaffed at times, but the helping others is definitely worth it!

Pros

Lunch discount

Cons

Long days
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Great workplace!

I’ve worked a little in the private sector and working for the NHS imo has really good benefits, better than private for me. Excellent amount of holidays given each year, flexibility around childcare and working from home. Overall I feel very job secure working for the NHS.
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It's very stressful at work

We at the nh s are very stressful at work we never get appreciate for the work we do and the pay is ok buy it should be more as the price of good has gone up and our wages seems to go up with one percent which is not good we get no free meals

Pros

Only good pension

Cons

No free meals
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Could be better

The workplace wasn’t too bad, however, if your face fits you’ll get favouritism over the other people who work twice as hard. There is no problem solving either. If someone has an issue with you the managers just tell you to keep away from each other. There’s hardly any recognition either.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

You’re expected to work 3 weekends of out 4
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Work place culture very mixed .

Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust. Needs a massive overhaul poor management never really listen lower Bands and too many of them and some have climb the ladder far too quickly with little life experience!!!!

Pros

Decent Annual leave entitlement

Cons

Low salary
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Busy

Inumani i long days da 12 ore effettive mezz'ora di pausa pranzo e mezz'ora di pausa per la cena per un totale di 13 ore lì dentro viaggio escluso.. inutili i due giorni di riposo successivi..

Cons

Cibo alla mensa, ambiente lavorativo teso
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Good place to work as a team

Lots of benefits, huge amounts of staff lots of interesting places to work, can progress if you get in the right department, you will make lots of friends. Flexible working available
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Responsibilities

Reasonable place to work. Uniform provided, good vehicles. Long lead in time from interview to placement with lots of duplication of personal information required. Wages too low considering the fact that the driver has to deal with patients in the mental health system. Office staff are paid more.

Cons

Wages should be better.
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Horrible

Horrible place to work, bullying culture. Lots of room for progression but jobs are given based on who you know not what you know. Staff are not appreciated at all, never praised when doing well but management are quick to point fingers when things not so good.

Pros

good annual leave after a few years. good pension

Cons

Overworked. Underpaid
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Great place to work

Great job , great staff , pay was good , regular hours , ppe was provided at all times , hours to suit my family , mangers was approachable at all times
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Fast paced, great benefits, nice colleagues

Great place to work, good benefits ie pension/sick pay etc. Work life balance. Would say that more room for progression is needed if you want to move up the ladder.
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Unprofessional, not stable

Managers arrogant, unhelpful, was promised 3 months, but let go after 2 weeks without any notice. Not good if u have bills to pay and family to support. They should give more notice before letting go, allowing time to find another job
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Good and bad

The good - you actually have a secure job, with benefits, NHS pension. The philosophy of the NHS as a free healthcare provision at point of need is beautiful.Cons - the NHS is a congested system. Probably free healthcare getting too loftier a goal to reach. Or probably intentional jeopardising of the system by people in high places. Trickles down to a place filled with stifling bureaucracy, poor job satisfaction and low pay.
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Not the worst by a long shot

Decent place to work, friendly people..Management do like a scapegoat when anything goes wrong.About as secure as any job these days. Good salary for order pickers.
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Job

Great company to work for never had any issues my self. Good pay rates and plenty of work always available. Management is good and always there to support
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Too long hours

The hours are too long, the help is not there from management when you need it. The other staff are amazing, it's the office & senior staff that are no good.
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Service desk engineer

Really good training provided and can go at your own pace, with the market paying higher for similar jobs that’s where you will struggle to retain staff.

Pros

Good management and team

Cons

Pay lacks at current market rate
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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